We are trying to prove ourselves wrong as quickly as possible, because only in that way can we find progress.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
Please all, and you will please none.
The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do, and then do it.
One of the main weaknesses of mankind is the average man's familiarity with the word 'impossible'.
I believe in the Bible. I believe that all good things come from God. I don't believe I'd sing the way I do if God hadn't wanted me to.'
If you can't make it good, at least make it look good.
Action is the foundational key to all success.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
I do know that when I am 60, I should be attempting to achieve different personal goals than those which had priority at age 20.
One of the greatest discoveries a person makes, one of their great surprises, is to find they can do what they were afraid they couldn't do.
When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.
Do one thing at a time, and while doing it put your whole soul into it to the exclusion of all else.
No man needs sympathy because he has to work, because he has a burden to carry. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have the time to do it over?
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
What one has to do usually can be done.
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight
Apple's market share is bigger than BMW's or Mercedes's or Porsche's in the automotive market. What's wrong with being BMW or Mercedes?
Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.
If you treat people right they will treat you right - ninety percent of the time.